Friday, November 11, 2011
The Ides of March (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon)
An idealistic staff member for a presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his time working on the campaign.
Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei
Why I loved this film: There are four words for going to see "The Ides of March": Ryan Gosling, George Clooney.
However, the whole cast is amazing, I have just seen Ryan Gosling and Marisa Tomei on another movie over the summer and it was great to see them working together again, they play their parts really well.
This film deals with what goes on behind a political campaign, the people that get played, the scandals, important matters such as "abortion" and what should be expected of a political leader. The items discussed are totally up-to-date, you can see our worldwide problems in there.
I also loved the Clinton/Monica Lewinsky element included therein, when Ryan Gosling says: "You can lie, cheat and steal... You can start wars and bankrupt the country... They'll forgive you for that... But you don't f*** the intern!"
This is so true, if you think about it, the only time a president almost had to step down in the USA was when he had an affair with an intern, which really tells a lot about a country and its priorities.